Creek Lea is a restored cottage in the heart of beautiful Stromness, just 5' walk from the ferry terminal. The house is warm and welcoming, decorated throughout with strong Scandinavian and Orcadian influences. Guests will have exclusive use of the house staying in a bright mezzanine bedroom (twin beds). The kitchen is well-equipped and there are many cosy spaces to eat, read and relax making this an ideal location for one or two people looking for a restful and restorative break.
Creek Lea is a typical Stromness cottage built in stone and restored and renovated by us into a cosy and comfortable home. As we run a pottery business in nearby Harray, we will be staying there while we have airbnb guests in Stromness. You will have access to the whole house apart from our bedroom.
You enter the house from a typical Stromness flagstone lane into the kitchen. This has a gas cooker and electric oven and a large fridge. There's a table and chairs. A spiral staircase goes up to the mezzanine bedroom where you will be sleeping. This has two comfortable single beds with IKEA mattresses and warm duvets. The ceiling is low (so watch your heads!). There's space here for hanging clothes. And a desk if you want to do some work.
Back downstairs, the kitchen leads through to the bathroom which has a big bath, a powerful power shower, wash hand basin and loo. There are two steps here up to the bath - indeed with the spiral steps it's not really a house that works well for anyone with mobility problems. Sorry.
The next room is the dining room with a table and chairs for 4 people. Windows on both sides of the house let in the light and give a view over the neighbouring garden and allotment.
The final room is the living room where there's a soft and comfortable chairs. This is the place to spend your evenings reading and relaxing. There's a TV and a wood-burning stove (though you shouldn't need this in the summer months).
There are some stairs here which lead up to our bedroom but we're keeping this out of bounds to store extra stuff and give you the run of the house.
We will be staying nearby in the Fursbreck Pottery in Harray so can help with any questions or problems.
The cottage is accessed from the main high street Victoria Street up a steepish lane. Or from Church Road (where you can park or offload shopping). Access this way is through a typical narrow Stromness alleyway.
The house has steps between some of the rooms and a spiral staircase to the mezzanine bedroom. Alas, this means the property is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.
- The house is up a steep lane from the main street. Inside the house are steps, including a spiral staircase, so the house is really not suitable for persons of restricted mobility.